Nov 2, 2023 3 min read

One Liners: Foy Vance and (famous) friends, JLS, Nick Bradley + more

Budde and Karma sign Nick Bradley; CTM Outlander and SMACKSongs sign Ross Copperman; Sony Music appoints Laura Mendoza; new music from Foy Vance with Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Keith Urban, Noel Gallagher, Cat Burns, Allie X, and Divorce; live dates from JLS, Blossoms and Shelf Lives

One Liners: Foy Vance and (famous) friends, JLS, Nick Bradley + more


Budde Music and Karma Songs have extended their deal with songwriter Nick Bradley. He has written for artists including James Blunt, You Me At Six, Måneskin and Flux Pavilion. “Nick is one of a kind”, says Florian Müller, Senior A&R Manager at Budde Music. “It is absolutely fascinating to work with such a talented, kind and true-hearted musician. I’m massively amazed by Nick’s conceptual way of bringing strong melodies and meaningful lyrics to the songs”.
CTM Outlander has announced a new publishing deal with songwriter and producer Ross Copperman, in partnership with SMACKSongs. "I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to work alongside remarkable individuals like [those at] CTM and SMACK in my new team”, says Copperman. “CTM's visionary leadership has already brought us exciting opportunities beyond country, expanding our horizons. I've always held immense respect for SMACK, and I eagerly anticipate the promising collaborations and accomplishments that lie ahead”.


Sony Music Publishing has appointed Laura Mendoza as the new Managing Director of its Colombia office. “I am delighted to join the number one music publisher in the world and in my region”, she says. “It is an honour to work alongside so many talented professionals across the company. Both the challenge and the opportunity of developing the careers of such a fantastic roster will allow me to contribute to a better industry and to the growth of SMP songwriters globally”.


Foy Vance has announced a new version of his song ‘Guiding Light’ to mark its tenth anniversary. The original featured Ed Sheeran, who is back on the new recording, alongside Elton John and Keith Urban. Quite the guest list. The new track will be out on 16 Nov and you can pre-save it here.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released new single ‘We’re Gonna Get There In The End’. “I wrote this in one night during the pandemic”, says Gallagher. “I wrote it and put the demo out. I wanted something positive and uplifting - just a real, uplifting tune. As an artist, the time during lockdown gave you something to focus on. But it didn’t make that time any easier”.
Cat Burns has released new single ‘Know That You’re Not Alone’. The song is, she says, “for anyone feeling lost and confused in their life, that they aren’t the only one feeling this way. It’s good to lean on people around you to take the weight off the feeling”.
Allie X has released new single ‘Black Eye’.
Divorce have released new single ‘Eat My Words’. Their new EP 'Heady Metal’ is out on 17 Nov.


JLS have announced tour dates around the UK next summer. “We love touring in the summer, especially as we get to meet fans in parts of the country that don’t usually host us in the arenas”, says the band’s JB Gill. ”It’s been a while too - another UK summer road trip with your boys?! Dare you to name anything more exciting than that!” Remembering you bought biscuits and then forgot about them in your pocket? Anyway, tickets are on sale Friday.
Blossoms have announced that they will play Wythenshawe Park in Manchester on 25 Aug next year. “Headlining our biggest show yet at Wythenshawe Park is going to be THE moment of our career so far for us”, says the band’s Tom Ogden. “It makes me think of me and Joe going to watch Oasis and The Stone Roses at Heaton Park back when we were teenagers and how important these big summer Manchester shows are to people. It made us want to be in a band, affected what we wore and changed our lives forever”. Tickets go on general sale on 10 Nov.
Shelf Lives have announced that they will head out on their very first UK headline tour in February. You can also catch them on tour with Sløtface later this month.
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